Chiefs Host District Meet With Two #1 Seeds
Rogue River will have at least two No. 1 seeds and three more within range of qualifying range of qualifying for state in the school's first year in Class 2A wrestling. Dyllan Houser, who has become the Chieftains' leader since transferring from Cookeville, Tenn., for his senior season, is a No. 1 seed at 182 pounds, while junior Gabe Tambellini, a second-year varsity wrestler, has, through athleticism and determination, made himself the No. 1 seed at 220 pounds. They along with sophomore Danny Herinckx and senior Caleb Barnwell, the No. 2 seeds at 285 and 182, respectively, have the inside track to qualify state at the Class 2A-1A District 3 Championships at James Martin Court on Sat., Feb. 16. The meet starts at 10 a.m. District 3 includes wrestlers from 14 schools, ranging east from Lake (Subscribe for full story)
Girls Win Third Out Of Four
The Rogue River Jr/Sr High School seventh grade team has rebounded from the start of the season to a little run of success. The seventh-grade team came back and lost 22-21 at Shady Cove on Wed., Feb. 6, but won the next day, a 26-8 victory against Ruch at Rogue River Elementary School west gym on Feb. 7. That's the team's third win in four games, and it is now 3-3. Shady Cove had just one team for players in sixth through eighth grades as a junior varsity team."Our seventh graders played really well against them," Junior Chieftains coach Bryan DeBolt said. "When we passed against (Subscribe for full story)
Isom Now 8-0
Eighth-grader Tony Isom has not only won each of his eight matches but through the Rogue River Jr./Sr. High's middle school wrestling season, he had won seven of those by pin.
His teammate Jeffrey Woollett took his first loss of the season at the Junior Chieftains' meet at Eagle Point on Thurs., Feb. 7, falling to a wrestler from South (Grants Pass). Woollett had also won seven straight matches by pins. Junior Chieftain wrestlers went 9-6 at a meet at Fleming MS in Merlin on Tues., Feb. 5, and then went 5-6 at Eagle Point MS on Feb. 7. Isom went 3-0 during the week, winning twice at Fleming and once against a com-petitor at from Fleming at Eagle Point.
Said McWillie improved his record to 5-2 with a 2-1 week. He has 15 takedowns (Subscribe for full story)